UCI to make final decision on stopping a race if COVID-19 case emerges within a team

Egan Bernal training in Colombia
Egan Bernal undergoes a temperature test while training in Colombia (Image credit: Getty Images)

The UCI has added further detail to its coronavirus medical protocol ahead of the resumption of the 2020 season, confirming it will take ultimate responsibility for deciding whether or not to stop a race in the case of a COVID-19 case in a team. 

Last month, the UCI first published a first version of the protocol, setting out the measures designed to reduce the risk of transmission, including the creation of protective peloton and team 'bubbles'. 

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Patrick Fletcher

Patrick is an NCTJ-trained journalist, and former deputy editor of Cyclingnews, who has seven years’ experience covering professional cycling. He has a modern languages degree from Durham University and has been able to put it to some use in what is a multi-lingual sport, with a particular focus on French and Spanish-speaking riders. Away from cycling, Patrick spends most of his time playing or watching other forms of sport - football, tennis, trail running, darts, to name a few, but he draws the line at rugby.